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Utility-scale solar facilities are also called solar farms. Such large-scale solar power projects feed their energy directly into a local utility electric grid. They typically have a contract for an electric utility to purchase the energy produced by the facility. This contract is called a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Mississippi Power is collaborating with three solar energy businesses and the U.S. Navy to build 105 MW of utility-scale solar at three different locations in the company’s service territory. The installations will make Mississippi Power the largest partner in renewable energy in Mississippi. Together, these new solar facilities can produce the amount of energy needed to power approximately 15,500 homes for a full year.

Mississippi Power Utility-Scale Facilities:

  • A 3-4 MW utility-scale solar energy project at the Naval Construction Battalion Center (Seabee Base) in Gulfport, Miss., where Mississippi Power, Hannah Solar and the U.S. Navy are partnering together on a 23-acre site.
  • A 50-MW utility-scale solar energy project in Hattiesburg, Miss., where Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corporation are partnering together on a 450-acre site.
  • A 52-MW utility-scale solar energy project in Sumrall, Miss., where Origis Energy is partnering with Mississippi Power.


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